With the arrival of summer, I'm planning on making some tweaks to my outfits—including swapping out my jeans and instead, slipping into shorts. Specifically, black shorts, since they're such an easy basic to wear for the whole season. Right now, I've been spotting fashion people on my Instagram feed wearing them in a cool range of silhouettes. While denim cutoffs might be a go-to summer staple, I'm noticing the rise of other styles with everything from Bermuda shorts and linen versions to running and shorts. Seeing fashion girls styling so many chic outfits with black shorts, I feel reinspired for cool ways to wear them for the months ahead.
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Lately, I've been seeing breezy linen pieces everywhere and have a hunch that the breathable fabric will be everywhere this summer. Here, a pair of linen shorts are the perfect complement to a button-down top and flats.
A sweater, belt bag, and square-toe flats are another sophisticated way to pull off linen shorts for summer. Stick to neutrals like the outfit here for a polished look.
If you're looking for a way to wear shorts right now that will carry over to fall, I'd recommend investing in a pair of long leather shorts. You can wear them with a ribbed tank top and style them with knee-high boots and a trench when the temperatures start to dip.
Nothing says summer quite like a pair of cutoff denim shorts like these. A simple white tank top or T-shirt is all you need to add.
You can also try out a longer pair of denim shorts. This is a trend I've been seeing on the rise recently.